User talk:Wkitty42

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this is my talk page. be nice. that is all.

--Wkitty42 (talk) 08:53, 21 April 2016 (EDT)

Using Template:Convert

while looking at the Lockheed_Martin_F-35B_Lightning_II, i noted the use of units that we could automatically have converted for us using the convert template from wikipedia... i'm assuming that we can do that, right? so below is an example of how it would be used and how it would look... i've left the original entry in place for final result comparison...

=== Performance Data ===
* '''Maximum Speed:''' 1,200 mph {{convert|1200|mph|kt|abbr=on}}
* '''Rate of climb:''' classified
* '''Service Ceiling:''' 60,000 ft {{convert|60000|ft|m|abbr=on}}
* '''Range:''' 1,200 mi {{convert|1200|mi|km|abbr=on}}
=== Performance Data ===

side note: i wish i could figure out how to do code tags like on the forum :(

thanks, Hooray. it ain't in the menu bar at the top so i didn't see it :)
--Wkitty42 (talk) 15:38, 5 September 2017 (EDT)
so the other day i was doing some code stuff in this wiki and be damned if i didn't forget how to do code blocks again... i finally found another page that had the syntax-highlight or whatever tags in it and that helped a lot... those, too, needed to be added to the help thing in the editing box... there was a time on another wiki where i'd open the help in a separate window so i could ALT-Tab back and forth to see all the various editing options and then apply them to what i was entering...
--Wkitty42 (talk) 10:11, 4 August 2018 (EDT)

Creating sandboxes (user page subpages)

I saw your post mostly about page creation and sandboxes in this forum post. I am very happy you asked that question (which indicates it probably can be highlighted better in the help pages).

A sandbox is pretty much a subpage to your user page, in essence with the page name User:Wkitty42/Name of subpage. The way I usually create them is that I search for them and then click the blue link Start the User:Wkitty42/Name of subpage page in the page that pops up telling that there is no such page (yet).

When using templates you are working on you will have to use template links slightly differently, as they are not in the template namespace. instead of {{Name of subpage}} you will need to do like this {{User:Wkitty42/Name of subpage}}.

If you forget to link to the pages on your user page, you can try the [What links here] link in the menu on the left.

It will be interesting to see what you do with this. :-)

Johan G (Talk | contribs) 03:36, 4 August 2018 (EDT)

hey, Johan... yes, it probably could be hilighted better... even as a wikipedia editor at times, i've never done anything like these sandboxes... i appreciate the explanation... i guess what i should do now is to go to your page and try to find the convert template thing you did, copy it over here into a similar sandbox and then see if i can make it do the conversions like i spoke of above?
TBH, i don't have a clue what i would do with it other than, right now, trying this template thing ;)
--Wkitty42 (talk) 10:01, 4 August 2018 (EDT)
yeah, trying this template thing as well as a sandbox page... right here
--Wkitty42 (talk) 11:01, 4 August 2018 (EDT)